Zelie Martin and her husband Louis were canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church on 18 October 2015 for their Heroic Virtue.
“Zelie married at age 27, bore 9 children, ran a home business and did a superb job of raising 5 daughters including the greatest saint of modern times” - St. Pius X.
She died of cancer at the age of 45, but her greatness was recognized by her family and her friends, and is now known to the world. Zelie suffered many of the ordinary burdens of life, yet she was happy, loved her children madly and enjoyed them immensely. This book was written by her daughter Celine, who had access to Zelie's letters and to the reminiscences of her older sisters in the Carmel of Lisieux. It is authentic and inspiring, showing what a tremendous life's work and accomplishment it is to be a truly Catholic mother. Looking at Zelie's picture, one can see her incredible character, integrity, goodness, constancy and love. Imprimatur. Copyright 1957. Dimensions: 4.25 x 7 inches. Soft cover. 106 pp.